How to Use MyEtherWallet with Your Ledger or Trezor Wallet
Ledger and Trezor are hardware wallets -- physical devices used to safely store cryptocurrency. These devices allow you to control your private keys to all digital assets and networks hassle-free.
MyEtherWallet is a web-based, non-hosted wallet used for securing ERC20 tokens, Ether and interacting with smart contracts. In the interface, you can manage ether and other tokens via Ledger or Trezor. The integration of MyEtherWallet with Ledger and Trezor is an excellent feature for Ethereum users.
In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use MyEtherWallet with your Trezor or Ledger wallet.
How to Use MyEtherWallet with Your Trezor Wallet
This tutorial assumes that your Trezor has been used previously on Electrum or Trezor wallet. If not, please go to Trezor Wallet to initialize it first.
Step one: Open MyEtherWallet.com. Go to “View Wallet Info” or “Send Ether & Tokens”.
Step two: Select “Trezor”, then click on “Connect to Trezor”. A dialogue box will appear asking you to connect your Trezor hardware. Unlock it, and then ‘export your public key for Ethereum account No.1’.
Once you are through with this step, you will see a list of Ether addresses. They are safely stored in your Trezor device for use at your convenience. Feel free to access any of these addresses.
Once your access of these addresses, the next interface looks like you’ve accessed it using your private key. Your Trezor is now ready for use.
How to Use MyEtherWallet with Your Ledger Wallet
Before you start, ensured your device has the latest Ethereum app. If not, install using the manager in Ledger live.
Step one: Connect and unlock your ledger device. You will see some options to choose from, select the section showing Ethereum as shown below. Click both buttons to access it.
Step two: click on the settings section with both buttons. The next interface will show “Browser Support” and “Contract Data”. Ensure both options are turned to “Yes”.
Great job, the interface is now ready!
Go back to the “Ethereum” section and leave your Ledger for a moment. Let’s now move to MyEtherWallet.
The next step, before going any further, is to make sure that you’re on the real, secure website. Hence, check the URL for the “MyEtherWallet Inc [US]” SSL certification. Are you set? Perfect! Now go to the “Ledger Wallet” option, and click ‘Connect to Ledger Wallet’. Double check that your Ledger device is still plugged in, unlocked and ready.
A window showing different addresses will appear. Tick the ‘Ledger (ETH) option. You’ll use these addresses to choose from your main wallet. Out of the five, choose the one you see fit (most people prefer the first one, but you can choose any).
Finally, you should see a screen that’s similar to your old wallet’s access screen. Excellent job. You now officially own a new Ledger wallet and can access it via MyEtherWallet!